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Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Keith Urban’s Birthday Wish to Nicole Kidman Caps 2015 Country Jam Set

Keith Urban closed his 2015 Country Jam set with a personal message to wife Nicole Kidman. After a sizzling 90-plus-minute show that included many of his biggest hits, he returned for an encore that began with a festival-wide singalong of "Happy Birthday." Kidman turns 48 on June 20.

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5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Country Music Daddy

We're not gonna say we have the perfect gift for Father's Day, but ... okay, we have the perfect gift for Father's Day. Actually, perfect gifts. The new Taste of Country Store offers several handmade (in America) items your dad will love. And there's a couple dozen things moms and daughters may enjoy, too.

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Tim McGraw on the Most Meaningful Gift He Gets From Giving New Homes to Veterans

Before Shotgun Rider tour stops, Tim McGraw has been giving mortgage-free homes to war veterans as part of Operation Homefront. He tells Taste of Country he gets something in return, although it's not something he can hold.

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